You’ve heard since middle school that short, punchy sentences are the epitome of good writing. I’m calling BS on that.
The proofing process was a lot different for book three.
Grace encounters a writer who just wants to write in this excerpt from Shredded Chapter 8, Circles of Hell.
Mr. Card is the biggest man in Columbia Valley, and he means to keep us safe.
Janet is having a baby. Meanwhile, Pat muses about the responsibilities of parenthood.
Joe Edelman is a marketing man’s marketing man. But even Joe has trouble navigating Trump’s America.
From John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction. Write a passage describing a building, a landscape, or an object, but imagine that you’re writing from a particular point of view. Try to evoke the feelings of the narrator without mentioning them. Here are two examples.
A mysterious epidemic strikes down young girls, their gruesome deaths the object of speculation from every political and ideological quarter, as a wave of abortion clinic bombings terrorizes the nation.
I got a fun email from my niece today. She’s helping out a friend whose seventh-grade daughter is an aspiring novelist. The email was addressed to me (self-published author) and my sister (actually published-published author) and included a short interview. I include it here with my answers.
This was my third time attending the Writer’s Conference at CSCC, the tenth in the series.